December Dinner Meeting: Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) Dinner Meeting

Please join us Thursday, December 3, 5:30pm, Space Center Houston, Astronaut Gallery for enthralling discussions on the following topics:

  • Ethiopian Space Program Activities: Past-Present-Future
  • Using Space Technology for the Betterment of Mankind: Enhancing earth observation technology for water resource monitoring, supply and sanitation development from African perspective

It is also our great privilege to welcome the following special guests:

  • Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie, and Princess Saba of Ethiopia
  • His Excellency Ulisses Jose’ Pauletta Rolim of Lisbon, Portugal

Additionally, we will be hosting Astronaut Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar.

RSVP today (or visit the Eventbrite page)!

November Dinner Meeting: Climate Change Engineering, Science & Public Policy

Please join us Tuesday, November 3, 5:30pm, NASA/JSC Gilruth Center, Alamo Ballroom for 2 presentations:

  • Using SPDM (Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator) DEXTRE and the International Space Station (ISS) robotic arm to install climate science instruments such as CATS (Cloud Aerosol Transport System) by NASA/JSC robotics engineer, Ian Mills
  • Climate change science & public policy by Nobel laureate Dr. Bruce McCarl of Texas A&M University

RSVP today (or visit the Eventbrite page)!

Bonus: “Experience Model S in Houston at the November AIAA Meeting.”
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In Memory of James C. McLane III

AIAA Houston Section member James C. McLane III died suddenly at age 70 on Saturday, September 22, 2015. Among other contributions to AIAA, his contributions to our Section’s newsletter, Horizons, added up to more than 50 pages from 2007 to 2014. Those pages are available in a special issue of Horizons via download (57 pages, 9 MB) (PDF).

Official Memorial Service at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman, Houston Texas 77004 (phone 713-529-3589), beginning at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 10,  2015. Immediately following we will move to the Bradshaw-Carter funeral home, 1734 West Alabama Street, Houston Texas 77089 (phone 713-521-0066), for a reception, about 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Official Obituary for James C McLane III, Houston, TX written and published by his daughter and his family.

Save the Date: 1/29/16 – AIAA Houston Section Workshop


AIAA Houston Section Workshop on Multiple Aspects of Innovation at NASA JSC will be held at Gilruth Center.

What is the Purpose of the Workshop?

This Workshop is aimed at facilitating dialogue among various JSC entities as to the progress made to-date and plans for the future of innovation at and around JSC. The success of JSC 2.0/Human Mission to Mars needs innovation in all spheres.

Why should I attend?

You will gain knowledge about innovation which will propel you to a great future. You will gain motivation to be innovative. You will get a Certificate of Completion and we will inform your Supervisor if you want.

Who should I contact for more information?

Dr. Kumar Krishen
Ms. Laura Sarmiento

Please check the event page for more details as they become available.